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Follow-Up Report on the Performance Review of the Certificate of Need Program for Nursing Homes, Report No. 97-73, May 1998
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  • In 1997, the Legislature appropriated $22 million to fund the three-year Long-term Care Community Diversion Pilot Project and passed legislation to establish pilot projects to test the effectiveness of managed care and outcome-based reimbursement for long-term care. (See p. 2.)
  • However, the pilot project will not be implemented until late in Fiscal Year 1997-98, and the anticipated cost savings from the pilot project are not likely to be realized this year. (See p. 3.)
  • Statewide implementation of the Long-term Care Community Diversion Project and changes in federal regulations that allow states more flexibility in setting Medicaid reimbursement rates for nursing homes may eliminate the future need for the Certificate of Need Program for nursing homes. (See p. 3.)

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 95-51 Performance Review of the Certificate of Need Program for Nursing Homes Administered by the Agency for Health Care Administration, published in April 1996.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Health Quality Assurance (ACHA)
Community Care for the Elderly
Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening (CARES)

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